Foreign Medical Education Sabbaticals, 1948-1971

Forbus, Wiley Davis
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Series contains agendas, annual reports, bills, bulletins, certificates, clippings, committee files, contracts, correspondence, curriculum, curriculum vitae, diaries, drawings, greetings cards, itineraries, and journals, lectures, letters, lists, maps, manuscripts, memoranda, newsletters, notes, organizational charts, outlines, photographs, postcards, proceedings, programs, protocols, recommendations, regulations, reports, reprints, schedules, scrapbooks, tables, telegrams, tickets, and travel vouchers. Records pertain to Forbus' travels to Germany (US Army), Hong Kong, India, Italy (US Army), Japan, Lebanon, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Turkey, among others to act as a consultant in pathology. He was sent as a liaison to teach as well as to evaluate, reform, and report on medical facilities and teaching hospitals. These trips were undertaken on behalf of the China Medical Board, Inc. of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, Surgeon General, and US Army. Other entities involved in the coordination of these trips included, but are not limited to, the Foreign Operations Administration, Mutual Security Mission to China, Univeritas Indonesia Fakultas Kedokteran, University of California in affiliation with Airlangga University, and Duke Medical School Dean, Dr. Wilburt Cornell (W. C.) Davison. Forbus was accompanied by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" B. Forbus, and made several stops in nearby countries as a tourist. Languages include English, German, Japanese, Chinese (unspecified), Italian, language with Cyrillic alphabet, and Indonesian. Materials date from 1948 to 1971.


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